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Green Benefits Put Thin-Client Computing Back On The Desktop Hardware Agenda

March 10, 2008

Authors

  • By Euan Davis
  • with Andrew Parker,
  • Benjamin Gray,
  • Onica King

Why Read This Report

The lure of 25% or more power savings and the growing importance of green IT have resurrected the thin-client debate. IT sourcing executives, though responsible for setting neither environmental agendas nor computing architecture road maps, must reacquaint themselves with the realities of thin-client provisioning to prepare a response to the various stakeholders who are pushing for or fighting its deployment. Sourcing will take on one of three roles: playing an investigative role and interfacing between suppliers and users; mapping out the true costs of a thin-client solution; or informing others within the business of the computing and user-experience issues that a deployment will generate.

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Table of Contents

  • The Thin Client Comes Around Again
  • Sourcing Groups Must Prepare Their Responses To Thin-Client Opportunities
  • RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Be Prepared With Facts And Figures At Hand
  • Supplemental Material
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